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Is Hajj compulsory on a woman observing her Iddah period? 

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by TheMufti.com

Q. My husband issued me with a divorce. I am currently observing my Iddah period and I have been accredited for my Fardh Hajj of 2018. Can I go for Hajj with a Mahram if I have not completed my Iddah period?


A. The performance of Hajj is not compulsory on a woman if she is observing the Iddah period of death, divorce or an annulment of marriage.

In the enquired case, the performance of Hajj will not be compulsory upon you until you complete your Iddah period the same year or the following year/s if you fulfil the criteria of Hajj. In such a case, it will not be permissible to abandon the observing of the Iddah period before it terminates for the performance of Hajj. (Shaami 2/465)

Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

Mufti Ismaeel Bassa

This answer was collected from TheMufti.com, which is a fatwa portal managed by Mufti Ismaeel Bassa from South Africa.

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